UFC 142 Free Picks

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RIO DE JANEIRO – UFC 142 takes place on Saturday night in Brazil and here is a few picks to consider for the night’s card.

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UFC 142 places from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main card airs live on Pay-Per-View at 10PM ET.

UFC Featherweight Championship Bout – Jose Aldo (20-1) vs. Chad Mendes (11-0)

Mendes has a fighting style that can give Aldo some trouble, but he is making a huge jump in competition and is fighting on the big stage for the first time in his career. Aldo brings in some devastating leg kicks that will cause problems for Mendes’ wrestling, which is his strength. I see Aldo being able to pick Mendes apart before eventually finishing him with a flurry in the fourth round. FREE PICK – Jose Aldo -250

UFC Middleweight Bout – Vitor Belfort (20-9) vs. Anthony Johnson (10-3)

Johnson missed weight for this fight by 12 pounds and that alone is causing a stir. He apparently fell ill while cutting weight and had to take in fluids. That up and down in physical state typically means he will not be in good shape for this fight. Also, Johnson relies on powerful strikes, but his hands are not as fast and accurate as Belfort. I see Belfort landing the big punch first, and earning a first round TKO victory. FREE PICK – Vitor Belfort -120

UFC Lightweight Bout – Terry Etim (15-3) vs. Edson Barboza (9-0)

Etim is a skilled fighter, but he has struggled against the upper level fighters. Barboza is on pace to make a run at the lightweight title and he should have a clear striking edge in this fight with his kicks. If the fight goes to the ground, Etim may have the edge, but I don’t feel he has the wrestling strength to get Barboza down. I like Barboza to win this fight by TKO in the third round. FREE PICK – Edson Barboza -280

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